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Nov
2
2011

Larry Hammond Elected to American College of Trial Lawyers

Phoenix attorney Larry Hammond, a founding member of Osborn Maledon, P.A.,  recently was elected to membership in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.  Hammond leads the firm’s white collar and government relations group. 

Membership is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers whose “professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.”   A  total of 48 Phoenix attorneys, including Osborn Maledon attorney Bill Maledon, have been elected to the organization, founded in 1950.  Membership can never exceed more than one percent of the total lawyer population of a state.

Hammond is a criminal defense attorney who regularly is recognized as among the best in the nation by national legal ranking organizations.   He has served as president and a member of the national board of directors for the American Judicature Society, chairing its Criminal Justice Reform Committee. 

A founder and current chair of Arizona’s innocence project, The Justice Project, he was a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Hugo L. Black and Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and served as an assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor.  He served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department during the Carter administration.